Skip to comments.Schiff Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
Posted on 05/08/2019 9:32:24 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Wednesday introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling, which eliminated restrictions on corporate campaign spending.
The amendment would allow Congress and states to put forth limits on campaign contributions, according to a statement from Schiff's office.
"The Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United overturned decades of legal precedent and has enabled billions in dark money to pour into our elections," Schiff said in a statement.
The amendment would also allow states to enact laws creating public financing of campaigns.
"Amending the Constitution is an extraordinary step, but it is the only way to safeguard our democratic process against the threat of unrestrained and anonymous spending by wealthy individuals and corporations," he added. "This amendment will restore power to everyday citizens."
Schiff also announced the amendment on Twitter.
"Our democracy is not for sale," he wrote. "We must stop the flood of dark money from drowning out the voices of everyday citizens."
I wonder if you feel the same way about Roe v Wade?
Of course he has no problem with all that Union money pouring into Democrat coffers.
Schiff complaining about dark money in politics?
Hows your pal Ed Buck doing Adam ?
The first ammendment is first for a reason. Pound sand, pencil neck, or we’ll resort to the second.
Add a provision banning Unions from political spending and I might go for it.
Whatever. That is a nice fundraising political stunt but it stands about as much chance of passing as the ERA.
“We must stop the flood of dark money....” uuummmm, racist...
These rats just waste time posturing. I cant wait to hear how the leaks investigation comes out.
Would it also exclude campaign contributions by unions or politically oriented non-profits? Don't think so.
Dems always want to restrict money in politics because this will give the media more influence.
“We have the best government money can buy.”..........Mark Twain.................
It’s ‘settled’ law.....................
Kabuki Theater for their illiterate base......................
Couldnt get even one GOP guy to make a vanity attempt like this for a constitutional amendment to ban Obamacare.
Any Elected Official or Candidate for Public Office that knowingly accepts any contribution of any kind from any source other than a Human Being that can Legally cast a vote for them in a Public Election shall be guilty of a Felony punishable by not less than 20 years in prison and a $100 Million dollar Fine.
So, could the Second Amendment be used to overturn all of the gun control laws?
“This amendment will restore power to everyday citizens.”
Nothing the demonrat party does gives power to every day
Hey, at least a Democrat is following Constitutional process for once.
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